Use and benefits of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

  title={Use and benefits of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.},
  author={Peter M Brooks},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={104 3A},
  pages={9S-13S; discussion 21S-22S}
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) continue to be used very widely in the community. Their use reflects the significant burden of rheumatic disease on the general population, and they form a basis for the treatment of inflammation in and around the joint. Furthermore, NSAIDs are also being used increasingly for nonrheumatic conditions, including acute and chronic pain, biliary and ureteric colic, and dysmenorrhea. Recent studies in osteoarthritis have suggested that a significant… CONTINUE READING
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